Shelby Vittek, Author at Modern Farmer
Wild Relatives of Important Food Crops Are Facing Extinction

Agriculture and pesticide use are to blame, a new study finds.

Shelby Vittek
September 8, 2021
What to Do With an Abundance of Peppers

We’ve reached that point in late summer when my pepper plants are producing more than... (more)

Shelby Vittek
August 19, 2021
An Ode to Heirloom Okra

Earlier this year, Chris Smith planted more than 100 varieties of okra on the farm... (more)

Shelby Vittek
August 15, 2021
Meet the Bartender-Botanist Showcasing Forgotten Ingredients

In his garden, Danny Childs tends to a host of different plants that he uses... (more)

Shelby Vittek
August 14, 2021
Botanists Identify New Carnivorous Plant

Beware of any delicate white wildflowers you see growing in a bog. They may look... (more)

Shelby Vittek
August 10, 2021
Armed to Urban Farm Looks to Help Veterans Grow

When De’Keither Stamps retired from the military after 12 years of service, he returned home... (more)

Shelby Vittek
August 7, 2021
California Farmers Struggle to Secure Wildfire Insurance Coverage

In 2019, Tawny Tesconi, executive director of the Sonoma County Farm Bureau, started hearing from... (more)

Shelby Vittek
August 2, 2021
10 Books about Food and Farming to Read This Summer

We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto A longtime champion of the Slow... (more)

Shelby Vittek
July 24, 2021
Q&A With ‘Defending Beef’ Author Nicolette Hahn Niman

Nicolette Hahn Niman, a vegetarian and environmental lawyer turned cattle rancher, released Defending Beef: The... (more)

Shelby Vittek
July 20, 2021
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